Millions spent going to university. No jobs guaranteed but yet still we are encouraged to get a university education to help build up Jamaica yet I see several advertisements in the paper and on the television encouraging young people to seek a university education in other countries.
Thousands of students enter universities each year and have a degree to show at the end.
Is seeking a university education simply about just having a degree to show at the end or becoming equipped with the skills needed to help Jamaica to move forward.
If universities are being seen as an avenue to bring those who are viewed as being in the lower class on the same shelf as the upper class then why is that university education so expensive?
Why is it that often times to get a scholarship it’s those who know someone are more favoured to be selected while those who have no fancy labels to their names have to work double or triple times harder to have their names be on the list?
Divisions don’t stop there they follow us into the work world and it’s still those who know someone are given the first opportunity to prove themselves regardless of the fact that both received the same level of qualifications.
Why spend millions of dollars to get the prized education despite often times not learning as much as one should if you still have to work even harder to create your job opportunities.
Or is that the main reason why we are being pressured to get a university education, to create jobs?
Before thousands of dollars are being requested of us to seek this education that is so valued by society shouldn’t we be guaranteed jobs as a contribution from our country that is pressuring us to become more educated?
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